This brand’s reputation for quintessentially English bath and body products was boosted two years ago when it took the decision to move more production from China back to Britain. Grace Cole has customers in more than 70 countries and it tailors formulations for particular markets – for example, its strawberry and kiwi scented range was a particular hit in the United Arab Emirates. Its ranges are sold by retailers such as Boots, Fenwick, John Lewis and Superdrug. Led by founder Tracy Mort, 39, the business has been profitable every year since it was founded in 2007. Sales at the Cheshire-based firm reached £7.7m this year.

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Company details
Year2013
CompanyGrace Cole
ActivityBeauty products retailer
LocationCheshire
Sales £000s7,664
Staff21
Founded2007
Websitewww.gracecole.co.uk

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